Indigenous artwork at Grange

by Dec 12, 2022

This term the talented Scott Rathman worked with a group of students to teach and inspire expression through art.

Scott Rathman is an Arrernte descendant who has lived most of his life in Adelaide. The rich design in his work is a tribute to his Grandmother who was a member of the Stolen Generation. Her strength and passion to overcome so much in her life inspired Scott and so many around her. His curiosity to explore and understand his cultural background is the passion that drives him to continue to look at new ways to combine the traditions of his heritage with designs of the present day. 

Scott’s business is Rusted Tin – Contemporary Aboriginal Arts and he has an art studio situated in Semaphore. He is a sought-after street artist in South Australia, Victoria, and NSW. Scott enjoys creating artworks in public places to gently remind people that Aboriginal people are still here and that their culture is still as important today as it has always been. 

At Grange, Scott held a design workshop with a small group of Aboriginal and non  Aboriginal students from years 5/6 to gain an understanding of their stories and memories of Grange PS. Scott took this from the students and created a stunning mural for the whole school community to connect to and be proud of. The mural is outside our wonderful Aunty Elaine’s office to highlight a space of support, safety, friendship and community. 

Thank you so much to Scott and our very talented students for the amazing mural, it certainly does brighten up our quad space. We hope to do some more murals that tell a story about the school on other wall space, of which we have plenty!